Apr 24, 2023 by Hannah Sunderani
These Vegan Cauliflower Recipes are guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family! They’re healthy, hearty, flavourful, and some of the most creative ways to transform this cruciferous vegetable from bland to delicious! While cauliflower makes it’s way into our diet in many ways, these 4 recipes are the absolute best, must-try recipes – especially if you’re a brand new vegan!
I love cauliflower so much! In fact, I dedicated a whole episode on Vegan Afternoon with Two Spoons to cauliflower to showcase how delicious and versatile cauliflower can be!
It’s safe to say that cauliflower is having a moment – there’s so much that we can do to make scrumptious and healthy vegan dishes. Gone are the days of cauliflower being a sad raw vegetable in a grocery store veggie tray that nobody touches… instead, we’re using it to make these tasty low-carb dishes.
I know you’re going to love this round-up, and be sure to follow along with my cauliflower episode on YouTube.
Now, without further ado, let’s get into why cauliflower is such a great base ingredient for tasty plant-forward recipes.
Cauliflower isn’t considered a superfood for nothing! This vegetable is a nutrient powerhouse that’s rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, K, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, and more. It’s also low in calories and an excellent source of fiber!
According to research, cauliflower also has the potential to fight inflammation in the body and can be helpful in preventing disease and boosting the immune system.
If you’re looking for new ways to sneak veggies into your kid’s diets, these cauliflower recipes are guaranteed to be a hit! (Especially the Cauliflower mac and cheese, my one-year-old can’t get enough of this one!)
While broccoli and cauliflower are both cruciferous vegetables and grow in similar heads (or curds!) full of small florets, these two vegetables differ in a number of ways. For starters, cauliflower is typically white (though it can be purple, green, and orange, too!) and broccoli is a deep green colour. They also contain different nutrients. When enjoying a well-balanced diet, it is recommended to enjoy both cauliflower and broccoli.
This is a personal preference, but I personally prefer cooked cauliflower. Once it’s cooked, it becomes incredibly soft, tender, and easy to use in a number of ways. It’s such a versatile ingredient and can be used as much more than a great side dish. In addition to these 4 Must-Try Cauliflower recipes, this magical vegetable can also be used to make things like this Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Vegan Cauliflower Soup, Cauliflower Rice, Cauliflower Steaks, Cauliflower Tacos, and this Cheesy Cauliflower Bake!
If you’ve never purchased a head of fresh cauliflower before, you may be wondering the best way to split it into mini florets without much waste. Luckily I’ve broken it down step by step in this week’s episode of Vegan Afternoon with Two Spoons so tune in and learn how to cut cauliflower with me! In the meantime, use my Vegetable Storage Guide to learn how to keep your cauliflower fresh for up to 10 days.
Cauliflower itself is quite neutral in flavor, especially once cooked. Like tofu, this makes cauliflower an excellent base for vegan meals that need a little creaminess or replicating chicken wings on a vegan diet.
When shopping for cauliflower in the grocery store, look for cauliflower curds that are firm and tightly formed. They should be quite neutral in odour and have fresh, green leaves on the bottom. If they are soggy or moist or the cauliflower has any discolouration, skip it.
Make these recipes with me on Season 2 of Two Spoons in the Afternoon on Youtube!
So, here’s my list of must-have plant-forward vegan recipes that completely elevates cauliflower into a show-stopping dish:
So there we have it! 4 deliciously healthy vegan cauliflower recipes that are guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family! They are must-have plant-based recipes that are truly going to make you reconsider all the creative ways we can use this cruciferous vegetable. (Stop dipping raw cauliflower into ranch sauce and try these wholesome recipes instead!)
I hope you enjoy these cauliflower recipes as much as we do. If so, let me know which are your favourites in the comments below. I always love hearing from you.
Until next time!